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Episode 50: (!) Mailbag 2

Crack open a box of wine, and get ready to celebrate the arrival of episode number 50! Don’t let your friends know that you’re getting ruinously drunk, alone, listening to this podcast… again…

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  • NonTheology trivia contest (2:45)
  • Listener feedback (8:45)
  • We’re getting serious about this podcast (37:00)
 
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Posted by on February 10, 2015 in Mailbag, New Episode

 

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Episode 45: Appeal to Tradition

Welcome back to the show! Prepare to be disappointed. Again.

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Erik on LGBT visibility in popular sports (3:00)
  • Michael Sam: the first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL
  • Hot muscly football celebration kiss
Appeal to Tradition/Antiquity (14:30)
Listener feedback (47:55)
 

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Episode 42: Bad Objections to Evolution

We once again attempt to digitally celebrate Darwin Day with a few episodes about evolution. Here, we take on some bad and common objections to evolution.

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What does the show say? This:

  • Hello, listeners!
  • Wait, What…? Alan Keyes on the coming (sp?) gay dystopia
  • Evolution can’t happen, because something can’t come from nothing
  • Evolution takes too much time to have been observed, so we can’t know it’s true
  • Ring species (see a cool look at some of these here)
  • Micro evolution is true, but macro evolution is not
  • You never see a Crocoduck
  • Why don’t you see dogs giving birth to cats?
  • If humans came from apes, why are there still so many apes?
  • Darwin was wrong about some aspect of evolution
  • Hitler believed in evolution and used the principles to drive Nazi ideology
  • The human eye is too perfect to have evolved (find your blind spot!)
  • The bacterial flagellum is irreducibly complex and couldn’t have evolved
  • We don’t observe any transitional forms in the fossil record
  • Mutations are always negative, so they can’t be making us better and better
  • Mutations don’t create new information
  • Life is balanced on a razors edge (ex: because of the proportion of oxygen in our atmosphere), it is only rationally attributable to an intelligent creator – Cliffe Knechtle in a debate with Matt Dillahunty at 1:12:30
 
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Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Mailbag, New Episode, Science, Wait What?

 

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Episode 27: Mailbag 1

Following some brief announcements, we take some time to interact with our listeners, rather than generating any new content of our own. Laziest. Episode. Ever.

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Some fun announcements:

  • The catholic world celebrates a new pope, and generates pope memes
  • NonTheology has a gorgeous new theme song, and is now available on Stitcher Radio.
  • Our evolution series prematurely went extinct.
  • Unless you write in with what is clearly a psuedonym or say we can mention your name on the show, all future listeners will be referred to as Kevin.

Listener comments/questions for us to consider:

  • Is Erik the B- time traveler?
  • Did we commit the argument from authority when talking about the Euthyphro dilemma?
  • Can the first horn of the Euthyphro be consistent?
  • Sam Harris’ book The Moral Landscape and the semantics of ethics (Gabe may very well be wrong about that, since he hasn’t read the book: corrections welcome).
  • Is it a waste of time to talk about mythologies and religions you don’t think are true?
  • Gabe vs. athletes
  • What to do if you’re an atheist in a catholic school (Hint: find or initiate a local chapter of the Secular Student Alliance)
  • Erik shares: stories from when he was a eucharistic minister in the catholic church, and things he learned from children.
  • Why I’m an atheist story!
  • Do high schoolers go to youth group for youth group or for girls?

Thanks for writing in with your comments, questions, and thanks especially for making fun of Erik.

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2013 in Mailbag, New Episode, Why I'm an Atheist

 

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